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Farrah Fawcett 1947 – 2009

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It has just been reported to me that the brave lady Farrah Fawcett has lost her battle with Cancer.

Her last rites were given on 24th June and she left this world at 9.28 Pacific Standard Time today.

Farrah had a long career in film and televeision spanning many decades, starting with a guest spot in I dream of Jeannie.  Later on the set of The Six Million Dollar Man she met future husband Lee Majors.

But her big breakthrough was with Charlie’s Angels, a long running series about three crime fighting  glamourous  young women.  In later years she took much more serious roles and was three times nominated for an emmy award for her hard efforts.

In an effort to show that older women can still be sexy she appeared nude in Playboy.

But she was tragically diagnosed with Cancer of the anus in 2006.  She made the best of what time she had left by working on a fly on the wall documentary of her life.  Farrah’s story was watched by nine million people.  She died with her long time partner, the actor Ryan O’Neal, at her side.



Written by Nick Gilmartin

June 25, 2009 at 5:11 pm

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